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Biology Faculty (Full-Time)

Job Type: Faculty

Deadline to Apply: Open until filled

Qualifications: Master’s degree in biological science or related field of life science Post-secondary teaching experience Strong communication skills and basic computer literacy

Description:

John A. Logan College is seeking applicants for a full-time faculty, tenure-track position in biology for the 2022 academic year.  The College is in search of a dedicated instructor who fosters and promotes a collegial atmosphere and places student learning and success as top priorities.  Successful candidates will be responsible for teaching anatomy & physiology and other biology courses as needed.

Faculty are covered under a 9-month contract period (August through May) and are required to teach a minimum of 15 credit hours and serve eight office hours per week for student consultation in fall and spring semesters. Additional teaching opportunities with compensation may be available in the summer semester.  The Life & Physical Science department includes biology, chemistry, health education, physical education, physical science, and physics and consists of eleven full-time faculty.   Full-time instructors are provided private offices and have access to excellent support services.

Specific Job Duties: 

  • To instruct students in the facts and skills pertaining to assigned courses
  • To conduct classes as scheduled
  • To consider the needs of the students and assist them by seeking help from other college services
  • To distribute to all students a course syllabus that covers the class requirements, grading procedure, attendance requirements, and course objectives
  • To inform students of educational and occupational opportunities
  • To utilize instructional technology for online learning and record-keeping
  • To update curriculum, prepare outlines, and select textbooks
  • To submit midterm and final grade reports, attendance records, early alerts, and other reports pertaining to assigned courses by required due dates
  • To establish partnerships and dual credit opportunities with district high schools
  • To serve as the lead instructor for life science courses as requested by department chair
  • To recruit students into life science courses
  • To assist in identifying adjunct faculty and working with them to ensure instructional objectives are being met
  • To stay current in the field and with instructional practices by participating in professional development
  • To participate on college committee(s)
  • To participate in accreditation, assessment activities, and program review
  • To perform other duties as outlined in the Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement
  • To represent the College credibly with respect to any of its activities, and observe, support, and enforce the regulations, policies, and programs of the College

Preferred Qualifications:
Community college teaching experience
Online teaching experience
Curriculum development experience

John A. Logan College is an established, growing, and innovative higher education institution.  In fall 2021, the College enrolled 2,954 students in baccalaureate-transfer and career education programs. Carterville is located in southern Illinois and is within ten minutes of a major university and within two hours of St. Louis, MO.

The College has been affiliated with the NEA/IEA for thirty-nine years.  Starting salary is determined by educational level and teaching experience as per contract salary schedule, and opportunities exist for overload and summer teaching.  The College provides an excellent fringe benefit package.  Further information about the College may be obtained at www.jalc.edu.

Send a John A. Logan College faculty application, resume, copy of all transcripts, and the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of four professional references to robynbrummett@jalc.edu or to the address listed below.

John A. Logan College
Attn: Office of Human Resources (C116)
700 Logan College Drive
Carterville, IL 62918

John A. Logan College is an affirmative action institution and is committed to equal opportunity for all. Women, minorities, and those with a commitment to diversity are strongly encouraged to apply